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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Keyboard not working Properly
Try plugging in an external USB keyboard, and see if it works.
To clean the micro momentary switches on the keyboard itself, you'll need non residual/conductive contact cleaner that is not petroleum based and disconnect it before spraying it directly into and around the little button on each switch. I wouldn't think it would be a dirty/stuck switch though as you explained it only malfunctions after stroking a key. Another thing you could try is a clean install of your preferred OS.
I'll think some more on this, but the above came to mind first.
Posted on Jan 23, 2008
This is generally a sensitivity issue with the keyboard. It's usually caused when the rubber depressors that activate each key start getting worn. Sometimes you can take each key off individually, take off the rubber depressor and clean the contact point on the keyboard and up inside the depressor where it makes contact. Clean it with with rubbing alcohol and Q-tips. This is alot of work and only fixes the problem about 60% of the time. Your only other option is replacing the keyboard.
Posted on Jul 23, 2008
If the keyboard is locked ALL the time, try unpluging the power supply, remove the battery, then push and hold the power button and any key on the keyboard for at least 30 seconds. then reinstall the battery, plug the pwoer cord back in and reboot it.
I had the same problem and that is what the DELL techs had me do. I had the problemm frequently for a while and then it just quit recurring. I haven't had the problem for a long time now.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
If the characters at issue are the UIOPLKJM then press Fn + Numlock to turn it off
If other letters are effected Like " and - then go to Regional and Language settings in control panel and ensure you have the correct keyboard/language selected on all 3 tabs
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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